Steven Kalkanis

Steven N Kalkanis, MD

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Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery


  • Harvard Medical School, MA, 1997

Residencies & Internships

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurological Surgery, MA, 2003
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, General Surgery I, MA, 1998

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute



As a member of the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center team, I specialize in the treatment of all brain tumors including clinical trials; intracranial neurosurgery, spinal cord tumors, adult cervical and lumbar spine disease, general neurosurgery and stereotactic neurosurgery.


Research Interests

  • Brain Cancer Research
  • Clinical trials and outcome studies for brain tumor patients
  • Targeted cell-based therapy for the treatment of malignant gliomas
  • Viral gene therapy and stem cell delivery for novel brain cancer therapies
  • Survival-associated genetic studies for the development of personalized medicine protocols for brain tumor patients


Awards and Honors

  • Past Chair, AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
  • Director, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • President-elect, Congress of Neurological Surgeons  
  • National Executive Committee member of both the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the Joint Tumor Section Chair
  • National Tumor Section Guidelines Committee
  • Lead Author of the national guidelines for the treatment of brain metastases
  • President, Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Editor, Neurosurgery journal
  • Voted one of Michigan's Top Docs by Hour Magazine, 2008-2012
  • Selected as the national first-place research award recipient by both the American College of Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS)
  • President-elect, Congress of Neurological Surgeons





Steven Kalkanis, MD - Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Health System

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